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1.82

f

Rear fog light

The front fog lights and the 

side lights or dipped beam headlights 

must be on.
Turn ring 5 on stalk 1 until the symbol 

is opposite mark 4, then release it. This 

indicator light on the instrument panel 

comes on.
To avoid inconveniencing other road 

users, remember to switch off the rear 

fog light when it is no longer needed.

Turning off the fog lights

Turn ring 5 again to position mark 4 op-

posite the symbol for the light you wish 

to switch off.
Switching off the exterior lights or the 

ignition switches off the front and rear 

fog lights.

g

Front fog lights

(depending on vehicle)

The side lights or dipped beam head-

lights must be on.
Turn ring 5 on stalk 1 until the symbol 

is opposite mark 4, then release it. This 

indicator light on the instrument panel 

comes on.

EXTERNAL LIGHTING AND SIGNALS 

(3/3)

1

5

4

1.83

HEADLIGHT BEAM ADJUSTMENT 

(1/2)

Control knob 1 is used to adjust the 

height of the headlight beams accord-

ing to the load.
Turn control knob 1 downwards to 

lower the headlights and upwards to 

raise them.
Unladen, control knob 1 should be at 0.
When the vehicle is partially or com-

pletely laden, the headlight beam 

should be set to light the road at be-

tween 50 and 100 metres. Then use 

positions 1 to 4 on the control knob.

A

B

100 m

50 m

  A  Poor adjustment: the lights are set 

too high and could dazzle other 

drivers. Turn the control knob 

downwards to lower the beam.

  B  Good adjustment: the beam’s 

maximum range is between 50 

and 100 metres.

1

1.84

HEADLIGHT BEAM ADJUSTMENT 

(2/2)

Temporary adjustment

Open the bonnet and identify the mark-

ing B next to one of the front headlight 

projectors.
For each headlight, using a screw-

driver, turn the screw 1 by a quarter 

turn towards the - symbol to lower the 

beams.
Return to the starting point once your 

trip is over:  turn the screw 1 by a quar-

ter turn towards the + symbol to raise 

the beams.

When driving on the left in a left-

hand drive vehicle (or vice versa), 

you must adjust your lights tempo-

rarily during your stay.

B

1

1.85

Windscreen wiper

With the ignition on, move stalk 1 paral-

lel to the steering wheel:

  A Park

  B Intermittent wiping

The wipers will pause for several 

seconds between sweeps. It is 

possible to change the time be-

tween sweeps by turning ring 2.

  C  Normal wiping speed

  D  Fast wiping speed

FRONT WINDSCREEN WASHER/WIPER 

(1/2)

Special note
When the vehicle is being driven,
 the 

wiping speed slows down whenever 

the vehicle stops. For example, fast 

wiping speed will slow to normal wiping 

speed. As soon as the vehicle moves 

off, wiping will return to the speed origi-

nally selected.
If stalk 1 is operated, it overrides and 

cancels the automatic function.

If for any reason the wipers are 

jammed (e.g. frozen to windscreen 

by ice, etc.), the system will auto-

matically cut the power supply to 

the wipers.

A

B

C

D

1

2

Automatic wiper function

(depending on vehicle)
With the engine running, move stalk 1.

  A Park

  B  Automatic wiper function

When this position is selected, the 

system detects the presence of 

water on the windscreen and trig-

gers wiping at a suitable wiping 

speed. The triggering threshold 

and the time between sweeps can 

be adjusted by turning ring 2.

NB: in foggy weather or during 

snowfalls, the wiping is not automati-

cally triggered and remains under 

the driver’s control.

  C  Normal wiping speed

  D  Fast wiping speed

1.86

Windscreen wiper

With the ignition on, pull stalk 1 to-

wards you.
A brief pull will trigger a single sweep 

of the wipers, in addition to the wind-

screen washer.
A longer pull will trigger three sweeps 

of the wipers followed, a few seconds 

later, by a fourth, in addition to the wind-

screen washer.

FRONT WINDSCREEN WASHER/WIPER 

(2/2)

1

Before any action on the 

windscreen (washing the 

vehicle, de-icing, cleaning 

the windscreen, etc.), return 

stalk 1 to position A (park).
Risk of injury and/or damage.

In freezing or snowy weather, ensure 

they are not stuck to the windscreen 

(including the central area located 

behind the interior rear-view mirror) 

and the rear screen before starting 

the wipers (risk of motor overheat-

ing).

1.87

p

Rear screen wash/wipe

(depending on vehicle)

Turn the end of stalk 1 to position the 

symbol opposite mark 2.
When the stalk is released, it returns to 

the rear screen wiper position.

Y

Speed-dependent rear 

screen wiper with 

timer

(depending on vehicle)
Turn the end of stalk 1 to position the 

symbol opposite mark 2.
Wiping frequency varies with speed.

Special note
If the windscreen wipers are opera-

tional when you select reverse gear, the 

rear screen is wiped intermittently.

REAR WINDSCREEN WASHER/WIPER

1

2

Check the condition of the wiper 

blades. You are responsible for their 

service life:
–  they must remain clean: clean 

the blades, windscreen and 

rear screen regularly with soapy 

water;

–  do not use them when the wind-

screen or rear screen are dry;

–  free them from the windscreen or 

rear screen when they have not 

been used for a long time.

In all cases, replace them as soon 

as they begin to lose efficiency: ap-

proximately once a year.
Before using the rear wiper, check 

that no object obstructs the travel of 

the blade.
Do not use the wiper arm to open or 

close the tailgate.

1.88

Useful capacity of fuel tank: 13 litres 

approx.
With the vehicle unlocked, to open the 

fuel filler flap, place your finger in open-

ing C and pull the flap.
Use the ignition key to open cap B.

ADDITIONAL HEATING TANK

Fuel grade

Use a high-grade fuel that complies 

with the legislation in force in each 

country and which must conform to 

the specifications given on the label on 

cover A.
Fuel odours and smoke may be present 

after a long period without using the ad-

ditional heating.

A

C

B

Fuel filler cap: this is of a 

special type.
If you have to replace it, 

make sure it is identical 

to the original cap. Contact an ap-

proved Dealer.

Never place the cap near a source 

of heat or flame.
Do not wash the filler area with a 

high-pressure washer.

Fuel filling

–  Insert the nozzle so that the valve 

is open and fully insert the nozzle 

before engaging it in order to fill the 

tank (risk of splash-back).

– Keep the nozzle in this position 

throughout the entire filling opera-

tion.

When the pump cuts out automatically 

at the end of the filling procedure, a 

maximum of two further filling attempts 

may be made so as to leave sufficient 

room for expansion.

Persistent smell of 

fuel

If you notice a persistent 

smell of fuel you should:
–  stop the vehicle as soon as traf-

fic conditions allow and switch off 

the ignition;

– switch on the hazard warning 

lights and ask your passengers 

to leave the vehicle and to keep 

away from traffic;

–  contact an approved Dealer.

Do not operate the addi-

tional heating when the ve-

hicle fuel tank is being filled.

2.1

Section 2: Driving

(Advice on use relating to fuel economy and the environment)

Starting, stopping the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.2

Gear control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.3

Handbrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.4

Vehicle range: recommendations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.5

Environment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.7

Charge meter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.8

“ECO” mode  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

2.9

Driver correction devices and aids  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2.10

Speed limiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2.13

Cruise control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2.16

Parking sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2.20

2.2

Stopping the engine
With the engine running, turn the key 

back to the “Stop” position St. Warning 
light 



 goes out.

STARTING/STOPPING THE ENGINE

Driver’s responsibility
Never leave your vehi-

cle with the key inside and 

never leave a child (or a 

pet) unsupervised, even for a short 

while.
There is a risk that they could start 

the engine or operate electrical 

equipment (electric windows etc.) 

and trap part of their body (neck, 

arms, hands, etc.).

Risk of serious injury.
Never switch off the ignition before 

the vehicle has come to a complete 

stop. Switching off the engine dis-

ables the assistance equipment: 

brakes, power-assisted steering, 

etc., and the passive safety devices 

such as airbagsand pretensioners.

“Stop and steering lock” 

position St

To unlock: turn the key and the steering 

wheel slightly.
To lock: remove the key and turn the 

steering wheel until the steering column 

locks.

“Accessories” position A

When the ignition is switched off, any 

accessories (radio, etc.) will continue to 

function.

The vehicle can only be started if 

the charging cord is unplugged from 

the vehicle.

The vehicle can only be started if 

the selector lever is at P. Please see 

the information on “Gear control” in 

Section 2.

1

“On” position M

The ignition is switched on:

Start position D

Starting the engine
– Move lever 1 to position P only ;

–  turn the key to position D and then 

release it.

Warning light 



 may flash on the in-

strument panel, along with a beep. As 
soon as light 



 stops flashing and 

the beep stops, the vehicle is ready to 

drive.

2.3

GEAR CONTROL 

(1/2)

Operates similar to an automatic gear-

box.

Selector lever 1

The display A on instrument panel indi-

cates the gear lever position as 3.
P : Park
R : Reverse
N : Neutral
D : Forward

Operation

Keeping your foot on the brake pedal 

and with the selector lever 1 in position 

P, turn the ignition.

Start the motor.

To move out of position P, you must de-

press the brake pedal before pressing 

unlocking button 2.

With your foot on the brake pedal 
(warning light 

c

 in display A goes 

out), move the lever out of position P.

Only engage D or R when the vehi-

cle is stopped, with your foot on the 

brake and the accelerator pedal re-

leased.

1

Driving

Put lever 1 in position D.

Hill start
For hill starts, especially after a maxi-

mum traction battery charge and for the 

first few miles, we recommend using 

the handbrake.
While driving, press the accelerator 

pedal to achieve the desired speed.

Reverse
Put lever 1 in position R.
The reversing lights will come on as 

soon as reverse gear is selected (with 

the ignition on).

3

2

A

The vehicle can only start if the gear 

selector is in position P.
The vehicle can only be started if 

the charging cord is unplugged from 

the vehicle.

2.4

Handbrake

To release:
Pull the lever 5 up slightly, press 

button 6 and then lower the lever to the 

floor.

To apply:
Pull upwards, check that the vehicle is 

properly immobilised.

GEAR CONTROL 

(2/2)

/HANDBRAKE

Parking the vehicle

When the vehicle is stopped, move the 

lever to position P while keeping your 

foot on the brake pedal: the gearbox is 

in neutral and the drive wheels are me-

chanically locked by the driveshaft.
Apply the handbrake.

In the event an impact to 

the underside of the vehicle 

(e.g.: striking a post, raised 

kerb or other street furni-

ture), this may result in damage to 

the vehicle (e.g.: twisted axle), the 

electrical circuit or the traction bat-

tery.
Do not touch the circuit elements or 

any fluids or liquids.
To prevent any risk of accident, 

have your vehicle checked by an 

authorised dealer.
Risk of serious injury or electric 

shock and risk to life.

When setting off, if the lever is locked 

in position P even though you are 

pressing the brake pedal, the lever 

can be released manually. To do this, 

unclip the base of the lever and simulta-

neously press at location 4 and the un-

locking button 6 on the lever. 

When stationary and de-

pending on the slope and/or 

vehicle load, it may be nec-

essary to pull up the hand-

brake at least two extra notches and 

engage position P.

Make sure that the hand-

brake is properly released 

when driving (red indicator 

light off), otherwise over-

heating, or even damage, may 

occur.

6

4

5

2.5

VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations 

(1/2)

The vehicle range is approved for a 

mixed NEDC cycle (New European 

Driving Cycle).

In real usage, the range of an electric 

vehicle may vary depending on several 

factors over which you have partial con-

trol, which may make a considerable 

difference to the vehicle range. These 

factors are:

–  speed and driving style;

–  type of road;

– heating level;

– tyres;

– vehicle loading.

Furthermore, activating ECO mode en-

ables the vehicle to automatically take 

charge of all energy-consuming ele-

ments to reduce their consumption to 

the fullest possible extent. Please refer 

to the information on “Eco-driving” in 

Section 2.

Speed and driving style

High speeds will reduce your vehicle’s 

range.

A “sporty” driving style reduces your 

vehicle range: opt for a “lighter” driving 

style.

Drive at a constant speed.
Adapt your driving style to avoid exces-

sive energy consumption. Please refer 

to the information on “Charge meter” in 

Section 2.
Anticipate traffic changes by lifting your 

foot off the accelerator pedal in order to 

recover energy. Please refer to the in-

formation on “Charge meter” in Section 

2.
Favour ECO mode (please see infor-

mation about “ECO mode function” in 

Section 2).

Road type

Do not try to maintain the same speed 

up a hill, accelerate no more than you 

would on flat ground. Keep your foot 

in the same position on the accelera-

tor pedal.

2.6

VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations 

(2/2)

Heating levels

The use of heating or air conditioning 

reduces vehicle range.

Before using the vehicle, opt for “pro-

grammable heating” mode to maintain 

vehicle range (please refer to the infor-

mation in “Heating, air conditioning pro-

gramming” in Section 3).

When driving, minimise the use of heat-

ing and air conditioning and opt for 

using the additional heating (please 

refer to the information on “Additional 

heating” in Section 3).

Tyres

An under-inflated tyre increases energy 

consumption. Comply with the speci-

fied tyre pressures for your vehicle.

When driving, use tyres made by the 

same manufacturer, with the same di-

mensions, type and structure as the 

original tyres. The use of non-regula-

tion tyres significantly reduces vehicle 

range.
Please see the information on “Tyre 

pressure” in Section 4.

Vehicle loading

Avoid pointlessly overloading your ve-

hicle.

2.7

ENVIRONMENT

Emissions

Your vehicle has been designed to 

emit fewer greenhouse gases (CO2) 

while in use, and therefore to consume 

less fuel (eg. 140 g/km, equivalent to 

5.3 l/100 km for a diesel vehicle).
Our vehicles are also equipped with a 

particle filter system including a cata-

lytic converter, an oxygen sensor and 

an active carbon filter (the latter pre-

vents vapour from the fuel tank being 

released into the open air).
For certain diesel vehicles, this system 

also has a particle filter to reduce the 

volume of soot particles emitted.

Please make your own 

contribution towards 

protecting the environment 

too

–  Worn parts replaced in the course of 

routine vehicle maintenance (vehi-

cle battery, oil filter, air filter, batter-

ies, etc.) and oil containers (empty or 

filled with used oil) must be disposed 

of through specialist organisations.

–  At the end of the vehicle’s service 

life, it should be sent to approved 

centres to ensure that it is recycled.

–  In all cases, comply with local legis-

lation.

Recycling

Your vehicle is 85% recyclable and 

95% recoverable.
To achieve these objectives, many of 

the vehicle components have been de-

signed to enable them to be recycled. 

The materials and structures have 

been carefully designed to allow these 

components to be easily removed and 

reprocessed by specialist companies.
In order to preserve raw material re-

sources, this vehicle incorporates nu-

merous parts made from recycled plas-

tics or renewable materials (vegetable 

or animal-derived materials such as 

cotton or wool).

Your vehicle has been designed with 

respect for the environment in mind for 

its entire service life: during production, 

use and at the end of its life.

This commitment is illustrated by the of 

the manufacturer eco² signature.

Manufacture

Your vehicle has been manufactured at 

a factory which complies with a policy 

to reduce the environmental impact 

on the surrounding areas (reduction of 

water and energy consumption, visual 

and noise pollution, atmospheric emis-

sions and waste water; sorting and re-

using waste).

2.8

CHARGE METER

The traction battery supplies the elec-

trical energy required for the motor to 

move the vehicle.

When you lift your foot off the accelera-

tor pedal, the motor generates electri-

cal current during deceleration, and this 

energy is used to recharge the traction 

battery.

“Energy recovery” usage 

zone A

Indicates that the vehicle is generating 

energy and recharging the battery.

Energy recovery features
The motor generates a more significant 

engine brake than a conventional vehi-

cle.

After a maximum charge for the traction 

battery and during the first few miles 

when driving the vehicle, the engine 

brake is temporarily reduced. Please 

adapt your driving style accordingly.

“Neutral” position B 

Indicates nil consumption.

“Recommended 

consumption” usage zone C

Indicates “economical” energy con-

sumption

“Consumption not 

recommended” usage zone D

Indicates significant energy consump-

tion.

A

B

C

D

A

C

D

2.9

“ECO” MODE FUNCTION

This function enables vehicle range to 

be optimised by limiting engine per-

formance.

Activating the function

Press switch 1.
Warning light 2 comes on the instru-

ment panel.

2

1

Disabling the  function

Press switch 1.
Warning light 2 goes out on the instru-

ment panel.

While driving, it is possible to leave the 

ECO mode temporarily in order to im-

prove engine performance.
To do this, press the accelerator pedal 

firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you 

take pressure off the accelerator pedal.

The cruise control switches to 

standby each time the ECO mode 

is activated or deactivated. Please 

refer to the information on “Cruise 

control/speed limiter: cruise control 

function” in Section 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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